titanic artifacts

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Today I went to the Titanic Museum in Gatlinburg Tennessee. I was given the boarding pass of an actual passenger named Edith Sandström. She was a first class passenger and was blood to a lot of ship related workers. When the Titanic was going down, she gave up her seat on a life boat to a friend of hers who had kids. She went down on the boat and died, but her friend survived and got back to her family. A true heroic act.
The grand stair case in this was actually recreated from the blue prints that the actual grand stair case was made from on the Titanic. It felt so magical to walk these stairs, they’re absolutely breath-taking.

The clothes pictured are ACTUAL outfits from the Titanic movie. I was very excited about Leonardo DiCaprios outfit being there.

The Museum has over 400+ actual artifacts from the titanic. It was very sad to go through and look at all these, knowing the story of where they came from; especially the children’s items. This was a truly wonderful visit, and also very humbling.

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Onboard the Queen Mary there was an exhibit called Titanic in Photographs which featured a number of Titanic and Olympic artifacts, and even had the last remaining White Star Lifeboat off of the SS Nomadic. It was really cool seeing all these things live and in person. You could even walk right up to the lifeboat. If you’re at the Queen Mary, definitely give this exhibit a look.

As the Titanic was sinking, Second Officer Lightoller was trying to get Lifeboat #6 away. In the confusion of the sinking, he started lowering the lifeboat away with only one crewman aboard. He called out, seeing if he could get another sailor into the boat.
With no crew near Arthur Peuchen, an experienced yachtsman, stepped forward to heed the call. The Captain approved of this, and told him to go down to the promenade and hop out a window into the lifeboat. But Lightoller replied that if he was as good a seaman as he claimed to be, he could rope down to the boat, about 25ft below. Taking the rope in hand, Arthur swung himself off Titanic and into the lifeboat, and survived the sinking.
During that swing, his wallet slipped loose and splashed into the ocean, sinking to the bottom. 75 years later, a Titanic expedition team exploring the debris field found the wallet and was able to recover it intact from the ocean floor. It contained a travelers cheque, some street car tickets, and his personal index card, confirming it was his wallet.

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Titan Artifact - Intact Warmind Core

Codename: MARTEL. Parent: !REDACTED!. Status: ILIODOR COMPLETE.

Reddit once again finding neat things. 

Here is a an explanation to why this could be important, explanation by Reddit user, Siege_NJIN

This interested me, so naturally the first thing I did was search up ‘Martel’ on the internet. What I found was that Charles Martel was a Frankish ruler and military leader who basically conquered all of Gaul and made sure the Franks were the “undisputed masters of all Gaul”. Sounds like this Charles Martel was a bit of a warmind, and therefore the first part is probably the warmind identifying itself. Martel was also the grandfather of Charlemagne (another warmind).

However the most interesting bit was “ILIODOR COMPLETE”. Again, I searched “Iliodor” on the internet and it turns out that Iliodor, or Sergei Trunfanov was known as the 'Mad Monk of Russia’. He was a monk and met RASPUTIN while preaching. He was called “to the Peterhof Palace but scandalized his audience in a sermon, defending a land reform, which should be ordered by the Tsar. The Russian aristocrats and the Most Holy Synod were shocked with his behavior. The Synod decided to ban Iliodor, but Rasputin and the Tsar defended him”. Skip a few years, and Rasputin has miraculously healed Tsesarevich Alexei, heir to the Russian throne. Now he has almost free access to the Russian imperial family. Iliodor started spreading rumors that Rasputin was having an affair with the Tsar’s wife (which were apparently true). He started a blackmail campaign against Rasputin, then years later organised an unsuccessful assassination attempt on Rasputin, then straightaway went into hiding and the person who was caught denied his involvement, although Iliodor eventually was found out. Finally, in 1916 he once more plotted to kill Rasputin, with the help of Alexei KHVOSTOV, and succeeded (though I am unsure on this; although Rasputin died around the time Iliodor plotted to kill him, I cannot confirm Iliodor’s involvement in this attempt). So it seems that the warmind is reporting its attempt to take out Rasputin complete. I am unsure how KHVOSTOV ties into this.

tl;dr: A warmind, possibly known as MARTEL (named after Charles Martel, who was the grandfather of Charlemagne) is reporting to an unknown entity about an attempt to take out Rasputin is complete, and Khvostov could be somehow involved.

ask-a-badass-hunter  asked:

I don't suppose you would have any information related to a creature referred to as the "Eao"? There are some boots with its bones and a Titan artifact with its scales.

Alright, look.

I don’t like to break character - or whatever this is that I’ve fallen into - but I have to tell you, this request crushed me.

I’ve now spent over a week working on a very short alliterative epic called Eao’s Lament, which sort of chronicles the death of the Ahamkara referred to as Eao. A week! Normally these entries take me an hour, maybe a few hours for the more research-heavy ones about Egyptian myth and whatnot. Do I put too much effort into my bizarre Destiny fan-fiction blog? Of course I do. But this is a new level of weird - and that’s coming from someone who once wrote a 151-page Pokemon fan-novella.

A week. Hours and hours. I’m not a poet, despite occasionally enjoying poetry. All for what? About one hundred lines of alliterative text. Maybe thirty-five people will read it. Maybe, if things get really out of hand, a thousand people will read it.

Maybe.

You know what?

That’s awesome.

I can’t tell you how pumped I am that people read this nonsense. A lot of people! Way more people than I ever anticipated. It’s even more awesome that some of you send content requests. Some of you reach out with nice things to say, and that’s the most awesome of all. Because it makes me beyond happy that this stuff makes you happy. Or sad. I kind of prefer it when it makes you sad. But that’s just me.

The point is: thanks for reading. Thanks for reaching out with appreciation or encouragement or suggestions for topics. Thanks for re-blogging the things I write. Thanks for asking me to post things in other places so that even more people can read them. As a note, I’ve updated the “Best Of” tab, and added pages for “Poetry” and “Lore” as well. If you’re a new reader, those are good places to start.

Someday - maybe someday soon - I’d like to turn this project into an even cooler project. I’d like to work with an illustrator to bring these stories to visual life. I’d like to write a full-length alliterative epic that no one will ever read. I’d maybe even like to find some voice artists to make things that much wilder. But I don’t know how to make any of that stuff happen: I just like words.

But I dream of hearing Gina Torres, as Ikora Rey, say:

“Make a weapon of what scares you, Guardian. And when Darkness grins, grin back.”

I get kind of giddy thinking about Keith Ferguson, as Lord Saladin, reciting the Second Forging.

And yeah, I would probably pay money to hear Nathan Fillion and Morla Gorrondona, as Cayde-6 and Eris Morn, acting out Cayde and Eris Fight the Darkness.

How amazing would that be? How unlikely? I know the answer to both: incredibly.

Even so. I’ve had a great time writing over the last year (hereafter known as Year One of The Mothyards). I hope that all of you have had a great time reading. Thanks for sticking around, and I’ll keep doing my best to make you smile, make your breath catch, make your throat tighten.

Can I make one request? If there’s ever been an entry that stuck out to you in any way; maybe one that made you laugh out loud, maybe one that made you put down your phone/computer and stare off into the middle distance for a while, maybe one that got you to pick up your controller and delve greedily (and deeply) back into the universe of Destiny; if the words you’ve read here have ever sparked something in you, I’d love to hear about it.

And to @ask-a-badass-hunter, all of this is to say:

I hope you like Eao’s Lament.

Thank you, all of you, for your continued interest in the contents of this log (colloquially, “The Mothyards”). And, as always: we look forward to providing you with further information of mild interest and dubious utility in the near future.

Cordially,

The Mothyards

dellconagherjr1 me, replaying the Warmind mission on Io for the…

Maybe rasputin isn’t the only one to survive.

Well, see, that’s the thing. Ikora states that Rasputin is the only Warmind during the second mission on Io. Which contradicts a bit of dialogue your Ghost says during an early mission on Mars in Destiny 1, wherein he said (and this is going by memory, admittedly), “this device once connected to the Warmind of Mars.”

I remember the last bit well enough, and it’s the most important. The Warmind of Mars. Which implied that where was other Warminds besides Rasputin. And there was Titan artifact, as well, that was a inert Warmind core. So, initially, it seemed like there was more than one Warmind.

But, given Ikora’s dialogue, it seemed Bungie decided to retconn that in favor of Rasputin being the only Warmind. And that opens up some interesting explanations for what happened on Io.

Either Rasputin is low-key reconnecting with his facilities across the solar system, or maybe a fragmented part of him developed its own sentience? Or maybe it’s a different AI entirely that’s simply residing in the old Warmind vault. 

It’s an intriguing mystery, and I look forward to seeing what comes of it in the expansions! 

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“So, instead of being surrounded by all of these dead things, for those few minutes, the ship was alive again.”

Really sad, and, at the same time, beautiful.